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$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - How it works

This is a run through what it takes to drive the AWD hybrid Fiero and how to drive it in different modes. I built this car for the Grassroots Motorsports $2009 challenge, with a total investment of about $1800. Here's a link to the build thread: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fiero


 


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Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 1
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on 12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in. dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. Part 2 and 3 will be coming soon. GO ELECTRIC!





Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 2
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on 12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in. dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. About $6,000 for EV components not including: car, tools, steel brackets for battery box, 12V wiring supplies, new break pads. Part 2 of 3. GO ELECTRIC!





$2009 AWD Fiero Hybrid - First drag strip pass
This was from the first night at the drag strip with the $2009 AWD Fiero hybrid. Nevermind me sleeping at the light, I wasn't too worried about the reaction time. The fastest pass of the night was 9.36 at 69 mph. Check out the whole build thread here: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/west-coast-2009-challenger-awd-f iero-hybrid/10519/page1/





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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 1 Owner 100k Mi GM V6 Sports Investment Car
Pontiac Fiero GT WOW these are Super neat little cars and can only go UP in Value. http://www.1ownercarguy.com and this s a Super clean Owner car that is just a BLAST to drive.. I had the Motor take out New Clutch axle seals and misc gaskets put on the car is tight as you could want. make sure and check out my other videos. I have over 680 of them on here and upload reguarly. Make sure and call with any questions Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner car Guy 406 544 6919 From Wikipedia The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. The Fiero—meaning "proud" in Italian and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish—was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac sports car. The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S. manufacturer. Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as plastic body panels were radical for its time. Alternative names considered for the car were Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire, and Firebird XP.[citation needed] The Fiero 2M4 (two-seat, Mid-engine, four-cylinder) was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The 1984 Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beating out the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor. 370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in its first five years.[1] At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over performance, reliability and safety issues. Today, however, compared to less adventurous attempts at two-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique style of the Fiero compared to other American cars has left it a cult following as a collectible car. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies and electric conversions Already selling the Corvette, General Motors management and accountants were opposed to investing in a second two-seater sports car. But in 1979, during the oil crisis, management saw a market opportunity for a fuel-efficient sporty commuter car, and design work on the Fiero commenced. To this end, it was fitted with a fuel efficient version of GM's 2.5 L four-cylinder "Iron Duke" engine capable of 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp) in the city and 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) on the highway with the economy-ratio transmission option. These figures are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency test-circuit results, published by Pontiac, and confirmed from multiple sources.[2] It was impressive mileage for a 2.5 L engine of the period, and still good by today's standards, but the three-speed automatic reduced highway mileage to only 32 mpg-US (7.4 L/100 km; 38 mpg-imp). With respect to fuel economy, the Fiero would appeal to a market niche for which the Corvette with its V8 engine was unsuitable. 1987 saw changes to the front and rear fascias on the "base coupe" with the SE and GT models keeping the same "Aero" nose. The new non-aero noses lost the black bumper pads of the earlier models and had a smoother look. The four-cylinder engine's power rating increased to 98 hp (73 kW) with some major modifications which included a roller cam, redesigned intake manifold, distributorless ignition system (DIS), open combustion chamber cylinder head and upgraded throttle-body fuel injection system. This was the last year for the spin-on oil filter on the four-cylinder. The car was offered in Bright Metallic Blue and replacing the ribbed black molding was the round style found on the GT models. As a side note, the SE models retained the ribbed molding, and added the aero nose found on the GT. Redesigned headlight motors appeared in 1987. Additionally, starting with the 1987 model Pontiac dealerships offered an upgrade in the form of an "option" that changed the original body to a Ferrari-type body, called the Fiero Mera. While technically a "kit", the change in body style was offered only on new Fieros and is considered a class of car in its own right. There was a limited production of Fiero Meras made however, as the company that produced them, Corporate Concepts, was sued by Ferrari and ordered to stop.





Fiero Headlight Upgrade Options
Black Top Racing is the new name of TLG Auto. Find us at http://www.BlackTopUpgrades.com In this video we show off different available headlight upgrades for the Pontiac Fiero. To see all the headlights shown in this video, and more, click this link: http://www.blacktopupgrades.com/fiero-headlight-upgrades/ This video describes the most common and popular headlight options for the Fiero including black projector, crystal projector, crystal reflector, OEM Style E-Code, HID Upgrades and full LED headlight replacements. This video aims to show you the differences between the different styles and help you make a decision as to what headlights will best suit your Fiero needs! Watch out for our next videos too where we show you how to do an HID install in the Fiero!





My 1984 Pontiac Fiero
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Fiero race car foam widebody kit Video #10 passenger side complete!
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$2009 AWD Fiero Hybrid - First drag strip pass
This is the very first trip down the drag strip with the $2009 AWD Fiero hybrid. Nevermind me sleeping at the light, I wasn't too worried about the reaction time. Not only was this the first pass, so far this is the fastest pass. 9.36 at 69 mph. Check out the whole build thread here: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/west-coast-2009-challenger-awd-f iero-hybrid/10519/page1/





AUTO PAINTING: PONTIAC FIERO
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HUGE Fiero Compilation , 250+ Pics
*Guys, Thanks so much for the 50,000 views! Please leave comments if you want, I try to answer all the ones I can. I collected all these photos for myself when I had my Fiero because each picture inspired me in some way, never thought putting them in a slide show would get people watching. If you know anyone with a Fiero, lead them here so they can get some inspiration/ideas about theirs too.





EV Talk - Episode 02 - The Electric Fiero
The Future is Here: In this episode I introduce Jared Leverington. He's been driving a converted electric vehicle for 3 years. His views on range and public charging might be surprising to some, but being he has the experience of driving all-electric for 3 years, that makes his opinion more sound than most. His vehicle runs on 120 Volts of lead-acid deep-cycle batteries.





1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
a walk around video of my 88' fiero gt. had it for a few months and finally got it all straighted out. it had the leather seat option which i here is rare on the 88 gt, 83,000 miles, and running like a champ now. i had to replace the oil pan, as well as the IAC, MAP, EGR valve, and the coolant temp sensor. it was idling high because the coolant temp sensor went bad and was causing it to run very ritch....10 mpg to rich! any who, there it is and enjoy if your a fan.





$2009 AWD Fiero motor spins!
First run of the $2009 AWD Fiero electric system! Follow the build up at the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine forum: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/west-coast-2009-challenger-awd-f iero-hybrid/10519/page1/





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1984 Pontiac Fiero : 9.744 @ 135.664
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4: 9.898 @ 134.420
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 Electric: 10.439 @ 124.830
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 Electric: 11.270 @ 106.510
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 11.975 @ 120.590
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.000 @ 123.000
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.280 @ 111.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.628 @ 107.940
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.863 @ 103.830
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1984 Pontiac Fiero Base: 12.881 @ 104.520
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1987 Pontiac Fiero : 12.920 @ 109.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.084 @ 102.310
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1984 Pontiac Fiero : 13.200 @ 118.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.225 @ 102.400
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.533 @ 101.370
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.249 @ 96.960
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1985 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.478 @ 95.630
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.500 @ 94.000
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.870 @ 93.000
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1985 Pontiac Fiero gt: 14.996 @ 89.390
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